Mahabharata on stage

English and Drama professor runs Mahabharata conversation series at Shaw Festival

UTM’s Lawrence Switzky and Brock University’s Karen Fricker are hosting Mahabharata: Conversations – virtual conversations with experts and artists to discuss the significance of this epic tale. These conversations are for those who may not be familiar with the poem as well as those who would like to know more.

It’s an attempt to contextualize this first production,” says Switzky, associate professor of 20th-century and contemporary drama at UTM. “It’s a series of three conversations with various experts who have insights into different ways in which the Mahabharata exists in culture, theatre, TV, comic books, and film. 

And in storytelling at aunties' tables and the various ways which it lives within the life and culture of the South Asian diaspora.”

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